The FBA Legacy Project was created in 2013 to help preserve the history of FBA through interviews of outstanding retired members. Former FBA Executive Director Duane Hendon was appointed to Chair this special project and he passed the chairmanship to Tina Laferriere in 2014. The committee members interview the honorees asking them about their careers, the secrets of their success, and more.

Current committee members include Tina Laferriere (chair), Antonio Womack, Dayna Cole, Richard Davenport, Jon Eckman, David Fultz, and PL Malcolm.

To recommend someone for the Legacy Project, see the Legacy Project Nomination Form and Criteria.


Rodester Brandon Jr.
5/22/2022

Jeff Adams
3/11/2022

John Almeida
12/6/2021

Melton Mustafa Jr.
8/2/2021

Larry Clark
7/14/2021

Kathy Thompson
3/29/2021

Eddie Steadman
9/13/2019

Al Wright
6/21/2019

Mike Parks
3/8/2019

Jeff Bradford (Part 1)
7/30/2018

Jeff Bradford (Part 2)
7/30/2018

Al Hager
2/13/2018

Barbara Fultz
1/29/2018

Barbara Johnson
9/7/2017

John Carmichael
2/6/2017

Jim Matthews
12/15/2016

Mark Nelson
11/16/2016

Tina Laferriere
10/3/2016

Tim Willis
9/8/2016

Joe Hooten
9/8/2016

Lee Ponder
7/21/2016

Doug Yopp
7/21/2016

Don Reynolds
7/21/2016

Mark Spreen
6/20/2016

Cliff Madsen (part 2)
12/10/2015

John Gorecki
11/10/2015

Robert Sheldon
11/5/2015

Cliff Madsen (part 1)
10/29/2015

Gary Bottomley
10/26/2015

Wayne Whitman
8/4/2015

Andre Arrouet
7/28/2015

Randy Folsom
7/13/2015

Julian White
3/23/2015

Tom Fitzpatrick
2/27/2015

Jim Dodd
2/27/2015

Chris Ball
2/24/2015

Roanna Combs
2/20/2015

Bill Prince
2/10/2015

Bill Robinson
1/20/2015

Gus Perry
11/19/2014

David Fultz
11/18/2014

Phil Wharton
11/18/2014

J. Eric (Rick) Miles
11/10/2014

Jimmy Parker
10/31/2014

Gordon O'Hara
10/31/2014

Tom Williams
10/30/2014

Jesse Pearl
10/21/2014

Jim Sammons
10/8/2014

Frank Howes
10/6/2014

Steve Ogilvie
9/30/2014

George Walters
9/16/2014

Bert Creswell
9/7/2014

Ken Williams
8/28/2014

Ward Green
8/23/2014

Don Jennings
8/12/2014

Gary Langford
8/10/2014

Bill Cannon
8/7/2014

Penny Janowski
8/4/2014

Keith Ledford
7/24/2014

Terry Pattishall
7/22/2014

Randy Sonntag
7/13/2014

F. Lewis Jones
6/29/2014

James "Chief" Wilson
6/4/2014

Bentley Shellahamer
6/2/2015

Don Schmaus
5/27/2014

Bill Bradshaw
5/3/2014

Melvin Maxwell
3/14/2014

Rob Roadman
2/14/2014

Neil Jenkins
1/29/2014

John DeYoung
12/24/2013

Don Bradley
12/11/2013

Joe Krienes
12/11/2013

Del Kieffner
12/7/2013

Bobby Adams
12/1/2013

Roy Carter
11/14/2013

Jack Crew
11/3/2013

Duane Hendon
11/7/2013

L.C. Coney
11/4/2013

Nat Baggarly
11/4/2013

Jerome Edwards
11/1/2013

Paula Thornton
10/23/2015

Ernest Hebson
10/17/2015

Other Historical Videos

A History of School Bands in Florida Part 1: 1920-1960

A History of School Bands in Florida Part 2: 1960-2000

William Foster Tribute

Bobby Adams clinic on Leadership

Frank Ticheli Interviewed at the 2016 FBA Summer Conference

Looking Back on a Half-Century of Band Integration on the 50th Anniversary of the FBA-FABD Merger

Marching Forward Film Two dedicated Orlando high school band directors—one black, one white—were inspired by music to cross the color lines of segregation and work together for the sake of their students. 

Marching Forward PBS Educational Materials

The Band Director's WorkshopJim Matthews and Ian Schwindt talk about how it developed from a 1-session clinic at FMEA to a full-immersion 4-day 3-night workshop.